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US, Cambodia Bolster Efforts on Sex Crimes

Cambodia and the US agreed to make stronger efforts to fight sex tourism and sex trafficking on Monday, with the US increasingly cracking down of sex offenders here.

Fourteen Americans are facing charges in the US on allegations of sex crimes in Cambodia, said John Morton, assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, who signed the pact with National Police Chief Neth Savoeun.

The two sides signed a letter of intent to increase training and improve bilateral cooperation of investigations of sex crimes, following Morton’s arrival.

Morton, who arrived on Monday, met with NGO leaders in Phnom Penh and was scheduled to meet with immigration and archeology officials and others in Siem Reap on Tuesday.